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El Gran Escape

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Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican
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Costa Rica | Quepos Center, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7850
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our 5 night stay, the food was fresh and the service was good. I would recommend

Thank jayned66
Rockport, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great service, drunks and very good food. brought our tuna in and they prepared both grilled and raw. best ever

Thank 1utfan
Truro, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Early on while eating my meal I there was a small piece of wire (possibly from a frying basket?) hiding in my French fries which I unfortunately put in my mouth. I told the waitress who apologised and replaced my French fries for new ones very quickly. I waited to see if any money was taken off my bill but... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We found this spot by parking in front trying to get to the bank. Prices were a bit high, but all food in CR is high. Food was great, staff was friendly. Everything was good, I'd come back again!

Thank Ndouglas75
Sitges, Spain
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We saw reviews that recommended this place but find it impossible to imagine why unless the reviewers are masochistic. We only dropped in after returning from the beach in MA for a sunset supposedly "happy hours" drink. However, service was unfriendly and unwelcoming. Despite a board saying "Happy hour - or supposedly 2 hours - the cocktails and drinks that... More 

Thank Jonathan K
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant service was nice and quick. The menu had quite a lot to choose from- burgers, salads, seafood, costa Rican, etc. We ordered a burger and ranch wrap. The dishes were huge and super hard to finish it all! Delicious! The would recommend for those looking for comfortable service and food.

Thank Rachel102887
Alberta, Canada
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Less than half a block from our Best Western hotel, we strolled past this open air property several times and viewed their extensive menu. During the heat of the day, we were unsure of comfort without air conditioning so passed on having lunch, but in the evening cool, we reconsidered - and were happy that we did! We had the... More 

Thank GrandpaJoeGrandmaDee
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My tacos were great! Definitely have the tacos! Kids had burgers and were happy Husband was disappointed with the casado. Having had casado day after day in different regions, local restaurants in tamarindo, on the side of highways and at hotels we became experts of the casado plate.... best casado definitely not here....

Thank MelissaTsokas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The only real quality dining option in quepos. Open air corner location to watch the world go by. A very large menu. Good bar. Chicken parmigiana and fresh fish of day were both a 10.

Thank John D
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The place was cozy and the waiter was good, but I made the mistake of ordering a steak. It took quite a long time to prepare and when it finally arrived, I understood why. I ordered rare, but it was extremely well done. The offered to bring me a new one (which arrived when my companions were eating dessert), but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costa Rica | Quepos Center, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 7850
El Gran Escape is proud of our long tradition of using local produce and seafood, and homemade tortillas, bread, desserts, as well as our commitment to being involved in the local community.

We use only biodegradeable and recycled to-go containers and paper products, as well as a variety of other sustainable and eco-friendly practices. We hope you love your time in Costa Rica and hlep us do our part to keep this beautiful country Green!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?